29 Aug 2018 10:23

Chiefs of SCO member states' general staffs come to Chelyabinsk region to observe joint anti-terrorist drill

CHEBARKUL RANGE (Chelyabinsk region). Aug 29 (Interfax) - The chiefs of general staffs of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states have arrived at a training range in the Chelyabinsk region to observe the joint anti-terrorism drill Peace Mission 2018.

"Delegations led by the chiefs of general staffs of all SCO member states - India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - as well as the observer state, Belarus, have arrived at the Chebarkul range. The military commanders will be observing the active stage of the exercise Peace Mission 2018," the press service of the Central Military District said in a statement.

A joint anti-terrorist command post exercise of the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization codenamed Peace Mission 2018 is conducted on the firing range Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk region, on August 22-29. Military command bodies, units of land forces and aviation of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, India, and Pakistan are taking part in the maneuvers, while representatives of Uzbekistan are present there as observers. All in all, the international exercise Peace Mission 2018 involves over 3,000 troops and some 500 pieces of hardware.